there's a great article in politico yesterday. they talked about how democrats, the president's come forward with $1.6 trillion in revenue increases, it's been very detailed. it's drawn heavily from his 2013 budget. and then, you know, he asks, okay, republicans, what do you want on entitlement cuts? and the republicans have said, present us a list of options and then we'll pick from those that are acceptable to you. and the administration has said, no, that's not how this game works. if you want something, you need to bring it to us, but we're not going to be the ones presenting to you both the revenue fix and entitlement fix. we don't want to do the second thing as much, so if you want entitlement cuts, you need to propose them to us and we'll put them on the table and talk about them. >> let me intervene on this. i have a suspicion. now i'm a republican, so i'll admit that, but i'm thinking more and more, the president, he doesn't really sound like he wants to get this deal done. it's not that hard. the truth is, they're not that far apart.